TBS†will broadcast the '61st Japan Record Awards' on December 30 from 5:30 pm. At this time, the winners and nominees have been announced.
As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award," will be selected among the winners of the "Best Song" category. This year's nominees are Little Glee Monster, Miura Daichi,†Keyakizaka46,†Junretsu,†Nogizaka46,†AKB48, Hikawa Kiyoshi, Hinatazaka46,†DA PUMP, and Foorin. Similarly, the "Best New Artist" will be selected among the winners of the "New Artist" category. This year's nominees are Kaizo Ryota,†Niihama Leon,†BEYOOOOONDS, and Ryusei. The winners of these two categories will be announced on December 30th when the program broadcasts live from New National Theatre in Tokyo.
Check out the full list of winners and nominees below the cut!†
[61st Japan Record Awards - Winners/Nominees]
Best Song (nominees for the "Japan Record Award")
- Little Glee Monster - "ECHO"
- Miura Daichi - "Katasumi"
- Keyakizaka46 - "Kuroi Hitsuji"
- AKB48 - "Sustainable"
- Junretsu - "Junretsu no Happy Birthday"
- Nogizaka46 - "Sing Out!"
- Hikawa Kiyoshi - "Daijoubu"
- Hinatazaka46 - "Doremisosashido"
- DA PUMP - "P.A.R.T.Y. ~Universe Festival~"
- Foorin - "Paprika"
Best New Artist Award
- Kaizo Ryota
- Niihama Leon
Best Album Award
- THE YELLOW MONKEY - "9999"
Excellence Album Award
- Yazawa Eikichi - "Itsuka, Sono Hi ga Kuru Made..."
- Aimyon - "Shunkanteki†Sixth Sense"
- King Gnu - "Sympa"
- Natsukawa Rimi - "Churasa Kanasa"
Japan Composer's Association Award
- Oka Midori
Best Vocal Performance Award
- Ichikawa Yukino
- Suda Masaki
- Takeuchi Mariya
- Yonezu Kenshi
- Iwasaki Takafumi (Hikawa Kiyoshi - "Genkai Toppa x Survivor")
- Ishihara Shinichi (Matsubara Takeshi - "Saihoku Cinema" / Ichikawa Yukino - "Yukirenge"
- Ohashi Takuya, Tokita Shintaro (Sukima Switch - "Seishun")
- Moriguchi Hiroko - "GUNDAM SONG COVERS"
- Takada Kaho - "Daikokai 2020 ~Koi yori Sukija, Dame Desuka? ver.~"
- Chiaki Naomi - "Bigin"
- Ito Ran - "My Bouquet"
- JaeJoong - "Love Covers"
- Golden Bomber - "Reiwa"
- Kanai Katsuko
- Sono Mari
- Hakamada Munetaka
- Billy BanBan
- Arima Mieko
- Uchida Yuya
- Senke Kazuya
- Hagiwara Kenichi
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